Our friends at Transform have been using the Freedom of Information Act (the U.K. has one, too), trying to get the Home Office to release their confidential assessment of its anti-drugs strategy.
The Economist has a report on this effort Inconvenient truths: The most creative attempt yet to get around freedom-of-information laws?
The Home Office says that to have two reports about drugs out at the same time might confuse the public, and for this reason it is going to keep its report under wraps.
This is believed to be the first time that a public body has openly refused to release information in order to manage the news better.
You poor simple-minded peasants. Having access to various facts and information would probably confuse your addled brains. Just listen to what we tell you â€” we’re the best ones to look after your interests.